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Commercial Manager

Requisition ID: 57995

Domain: Construction/Commercial

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Commercial Manager to join our team in Seaham on a permanent basis. This is a fulltime role working Monday to Friday. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package. 

This role will be responsible for the Refurbishment part of the business, experience in the sector is essential. Effectively manage the commercial resources of a project throughout the project lifecycle in order to ensure success of the project objectives, maximise profit and ensure the success of the Equans Business Plan.

Encourage ‘best practice’ and ‘continuous improvement’ in the planning, provision and monitoring of commercial support and assurance to the Project Manager/the project delivery team/Equans.

Pursue own professional development and provide support and guidance to promote the development of other commercial staff.


What will you deliver? 

Project Delivery

  • Demonstrate a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and work as part of the Project Delivery Team to meet business and customer objectives.
  • Identify business risks in projects early and ensure risk management, risk registers, and contingencies are in place.
  • Ensure efficient procurement of materials and services, maintaining compliance with best practices, legal requirements, and company policies.
  • Promote and measure continuous improvement with the Supply Chain to enhance profitability, cost efficiency, quality, and learning.



  • Establish and apply Equans commercial processes and procedures, aiming for best practices and continuous improvement to maximize profits.
  • Maximize cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, invoices, and receipt of payments.
  • Prepare and settle final accounts promptly, including handling variations, claims, and disputes.
  • Produce accurate and timely project financial forecasts and accounts for business management.
  • Protect Equans’s position through a thorough understanding of contractual, commercial, insurance, and legal processes.


Business Development

  • Collaborate with regional teams to develop a comprehensive plan for securing new opportunities and extending the life of secured projects.
  • Identify key business drivers for customers and determine the optimal commercial approach for mutual value.
  • Engage in negotiations with customers and consultants to achieve win/win outcomes and maintain strong relationships for potential new business opportunities.


People Management

  • Ensure project teams have strong commercial understanding and motivation, leading by example.
  • Promote knowledge sharing and learning, fostering a team capable of innovative thinking.
  • Take responsibility for commercial resource management and plan changes proactively. Develop individuals to maximize their potential within the business, and delegate commercial responsibilities appropriately.
  • What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary, and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 3.5 times annual salary 
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers 
  • Gym membership discounts  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 


  • Degree in a Relevant Field: A bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related discipline.
  • Professional Certification: Membership in professional bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


Who are we? 

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.